Chatting with Razahk Issaka, recipient of Netflix scholarship to study at French animation school Gobelins

Razahk Issaka, one of our DLA#2 alumnis, has been granted with a scholarship from Netflix to study at top French animation school Gobelins. We asked him a few questions. DLA: Hi Razahk. You studied Clinical Psychology at school: how and why did you end up going into creation and art? Razahk: I’ve always had the [...]

By | Jun 20th, 2019|Animation, home, NEWS|0 Comments

Throwback: the Annecy Festival

The incubation of our Animation mentees kicking off, an important partnership signed, and more! This year's Annecy International Festival of Animated Film was full of important events for our DLA and Tshimologong team. South African creatives were well represented for this 2019 edition, with 20 delegates, including the 3 DLA Animation mentees, Naddya Adhiambo, Justus [...]

By | Jun 20th, 2019|Animation, home, NEWS, Uncategorised|0 Comments

Two new agreements to support South African animation industry

France and South Africa celebrate once again their collaboration in the field of animation with the signature of two major partnerships! On the 12th of June 2019, South African startup innovation hub, the Tshimologong Digital Innovation Precinct and the National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) have strengthened their ties with international partners by signing official [...]

By | Jun 13th, 2019|Animation, home, NEWS, Uncategorised|0 Comments

DLA#3 Animation winners starting their incubation at the Annecy Festival

Digital Lab Africa is taking 3 of its 2019 winners to the legendary Annecy animation festival! From the 10th to the 15th of June, the Annecy International Animated Film Festival will take place in France. This reference event in the animation world is welcoming over 115000 people and 11000 industry professionals, and is featuring 88 [...]

By | Jun 6th, 2019|Animation, home, NEWS, Uncategorised|0 Comments

Wendy Spinks’ residency with NEF Animation : a throwback

Wendy Spinks went to France to develop her project I Am Chuma. Here is her experience. Back in November 2018, at the DISCOP, Cape Town based creative Wendy Spinks was awarded the opportunity to take up a full month’s residency at Abbaye Fontevraud, in France, thanks to a partnership between DLA and NEF Animation and [...]

By | Jun 5th, 2019|Animation, home, NEWS, Virtual Reality|0 Comments

Discover the 10 winners of Digital Lab Africa #3

DISCOVER THE 10 WINNERS OF DLA'S THIRD EDITION! On April 30th, the 10 winning projects of Digital Lab Africa’s third edition have been revealed on DLA social media! After interviewing all the 30 finalists, the selection committees’ members have selected the 10 winners of this year’s edition of DLA accelerator programme. Among 500 applications, 10 [...]

Opening of the DLA#3 Pitch Competition

From the 15th to the 28th of April, 30 creatives will compete in the 2019 Pitch Competition! The DLA#3 call for projects closed on the 31st of January, after over 500 entries from 30 sub-saharan african countries. The DLA digital content industry experts have now chosen the 30 finalists who will compete in the DLA [...]

CLICK HERE TO DISCOVER THE 30 DLA#3 FINALISTS!

The 30 DLA#3 finalist projects have been announced! Our DLA experts reviewed all the applications and here they are... 6 projects per category (Animation, Digital Music, Video Game, Virtual Reality) will compete in the Online Final Pitch Competition, from the 15th to the 28th of April 2019. The 10 winners will be announced on the [...]

Tshimologong hosts the famous animation school Gobelins in Johannesburg

The famous French School of Image will be at Tshimologong Precinct for an industry talk! On Wednesday, 13th of March 2019, Cécile Blondel and Moira Marguin, respectively Head of International Relations and Head of Animation at French school Les Gobelins Ecole de l’Image, will come at Tshimologong for a Q&A about “Educating an Animation Industry”: improving local [...]

By | Mar 6th, 2019|Animation, home, NEWS|0 Comments

Digital Content Hub/DLA partners in force at CTIAF 2019

Strong involvement of DCH and DLA at the International Animation Festival in Cape Town this year. The only dedicated African animation festival of the continent is back this year from the 8th to the 10th of March, 2019, presented by Animation SA and its partners. For three days, the Cape Town International Animation Festival (CTIAF) [...]

By | Mar 5th, 2019|Animation, home, NEWS|0 Comments